Report: MS officials embezzled almost $2.9M last year

JACKSON, MS (WLOX) - Mississippi's state and local officials reportedly embezzled nearly $2.9 million in public funds this fiscal year. That's according to an annual report by the state auditor's office released Friday.

A big chunk of that money came from the Department of Marine Resources corruption scandal.The report detailed the ten former DMR employees, including former executive director Bill Walker.

According the State Auditor Stacey Pickering, $1,022,308 was misused or misspent by those ten people.

Pickering said, since January 2008, more than $20 million in misappropriated and embezzled funds has been recovered.

You can read the complete report from the state auditor here:

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